About Us

About Us

Why Choose Us for Your Eldercare?

We are a brother and sister team, born and raised in Pittsburgh, who realize that systems and processes don’t always work the way they should….When a life altering event happens in your life or that of a loved one, the navigation of a complex healthcare and legal system can be overwhelming. We have personally been on this journey with our own parents. Let us help you on your journey. Whether you are planning for the future, or in the midst of the storm, we are here to help. Let us come to you.

Richard R. Tarantine, Esquire

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Jurisprudence – University of Houston School of Law, Houston, Texas

Master of Science in Accountancy and Taxation – University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance – University of Houston, Houston, Texas

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania U. S. Federal Court, Western District of Pennsylvania U. S. Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio U. S. Tax Court Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Arizona

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS:

Over 30 years of experience in complex business, financial planning, elder, estate and tax-related matters, estate planning and administration, asset protection planning, bankruptcy. Primary focus in the estate planning area involves business succession planning and business valuation. Litigation experience includes Family, Civil and Orphans’ Court Divisions, as well as the U. S. Tax Court.

Tarantine & Associates, P. C.

437 Grant Street, Suite 416; Pittsburgh, PA 15219

PAST EMPLOYERS:

  • Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Potter, P. C.
  • Klett Lieber Rooney & Schorling, P. C.
  • Buchanan Ingersoll, P. C.
  • Coopers & Lybrand, LLP

PUBLICATIONS & LECTURER:

Visiting lecturer at University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, Duquesne University, School of Law, and the Allegheny County Community College. Author and lecturer for the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute and Lorman Seminars.  Co-author of  “Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly and Co-author of “Annual Update to Probate and Estate Law for Pennsylvania,” Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, published by the Section of Real Property and Trust Law of the American Bar Association

PARTIAL LIST of SEMINARS PRESENTED:

  • Medical Assistance Planning
  • Advanced Medicaid Planning
  • Trusts 101
  • The Use of Incentive Trusts in Estate Planning
  • The 7 Greatest Estate Planning Techniques in Pennsylvania
  • Tax Aspects of Pennsylvania Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Fundamentals of Estate Administration – Debts and Claims; Charitable Beneficiaries
  • Use of Disclaimers in Estate Planning
  • The Drafting and Use of Buy-Sell Agreements in Business Succession Planning
  • Ethical Choices in Estate Planning, Divorce and Business Matters
  • Understanding Asset Protection Planning Techniques
  • Advanced Asset Protection Planning Techniques
  • Asset Protection Planning – “Helping Patients Plan for Long-Term Care”
  • The 8 Greatest Estate Planning Techniques
  • Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax – Valuation and Deductions
  • Planning for Pennsylvania Corporate Income Tax and Multi-State issues
  • Basic Estate Planning Techniques
  • The Use of Advanced Estate Planning Techniques for the Wealthy
  • The Use of Successful Wealth Transfer Techniques in Pennsylvania

Dr. Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN, CCRN

EDUCATION:

Doctorate in Nursing Practice – Chatham University

Master’s of Science in Nursing – University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science in Nursing -Carlow University

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing -Registered Nurse diploma

Certified in Adult Critical Care since 1993

PROFESSIONAL GOAL:

Drive change to enhance care coordination in the elderly and ultimately improve the delivery of care to the senior population through the reduction of health care disparities. Advocate for the patient and family by providing options, resources, and education, thereby giving them the tools to make informed decisions in the complex healthcare maze.

SPECIALITIES:

Elder Care Navigation; Management in Aging Services; Higher Education; Critical Care; Patient Advocate; Home Care for Acute Care Patients; Patient Centered Care; Health Literacy; Simulation in Healthcare;

South University:

Program Director for Online Nursing Graduate Programs & Nursing Faculty

PAST EMPLOYERS:

UPMC

Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research -Facilitator for multidisciplinary Crisis Team Training Class for MD’s; RN’s; RRT’s’; Pharmacists, Residents, Fellows

UPMC St. Margaret/Advanced Practice Nurse Educator

Critical Care; Quality and safety initiatives; Rapid Response Team education for nurses, physicians and respiratory therapy; Patient Education; Nursing Education; Pain Nurse Educator; COPD research; Nurse Residency Program coordinator; Coordinator of Academic Affiliation Agreements; worked with Informatics teams to build MD order sets and improve outcomes based on EHR data.

UPMC Presbyterian-All ICU’s, Charge Nurse, Management

Also relocated to Palermo, Italy for 3 months to open new UPMC facility and to educate Italian nurses on abdominal transplant nursing

Adjunct Faculty: Carlow, Chatham, Waynesburg CCAC,

Independent Contracted Nurse:

Contracted ICU services to major medical centers throughout the country, providing direct care, developing new programs, and providing patient and nursing education (partial list)

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (provided ICU education to military nurses)
  • U.S. Public Health Service (provided care to the Native American Health Service in rural Alaska)
  • Swedish Hospital /Fred Hutchinson Cancer Medical Center; Seattle, Wa.(Bone Marrow Transplant ICU)
  • Calais Regional Hospital, Calais, ME (developed and initiated the first hospital based chemotherapy program)
  • Various other specialties to include Burn ICU, Transplant ICU, Trauma ICU, Coronary Care, and Surgical ICU’s

Invited Podium Presenter at local, national, and international conferences on the use of high fidelity simulation as a teaching strategy to improve clinical learning, and therefore transfer to improved patient outcomes.